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Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
07MANILA519 2007-02-14 09:53 2011-08-30 01:44 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Manila
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UNCLAS MANILA 000519

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PARM KNNP KN RP
SUBJECT: PHILIPPINES LAUDS SIX PARTY TALKS OUTCOME

REF: STATE 18387

¶1. (U) After Pol/C conveyed reftel points to Assistant
Secretary of Foreign Affairs for Asia and the Pacific Romeo

SIPDIS
Manalo on February 14, Foreign Secretary Alberto G. Romulo
issued the following statement;

quote

We join the international community in welcoming the
Six-Party agreement in Beijing on 13 February 2007 which is
an important first step towards a denuclearized Korean
Peninsula and augurs well for a more stable and secure Asia.
We welcome the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s
agreement to shut down and seal its main nuclear reactor at
Yongbyon, list all its nuclear programs, and dismantle all
other nuclear facilities in exchange for energy, economic,
and humanitarian assistance.

The international community has finally seen a concrete
result ensuing from the Six-Party Talks. We commend the
heads of delegations of the People’s Republic of China, the
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Japan, the Republic of
Korea, the Russian Federation, and the United States of
America for having demonstrated the strength and unwavering
resolve to engage North Korea in the diplomatic arena for the
cause of peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula.

We believe that the agreements are most critical steps toward
the implementation of the September 19, 2005 Agreement, which
calls for a denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, and the
eventual return of the entire Northeast Asia region to the
non-proliferation regime.

As we look forward to the normalization of relations between
the key players in the region, the Philippines will support
and contribute to all efforts by the international community
in ensuring that the agreements reached are substantially and
properly complied with by all parties.

end quote.

¶2. (U) President Arroyo also publicly praised the outcome,
although the full text of her comments were not available as
of COB. According to press reports, she commented that “As
chair of ASEAN, I wish to convey my congratulations to the
nations that negotiated a landmark agreement leading to the
de-escalation of nuclear arms development in North Korea.”
She added that the agreement was a “good start” toward full
disarmament and the full stabilization of the Korean
peninsula. She underscored that “the Philippines and ASEAN
will continue to extend all support to achieve these aims
through peaceful and constructive means,” noting that “the
Philippines is a strong player in world security, stability,
and harmony.”

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